Corsair vs. Gskill

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My RAM options are this:

G.Skill F2-6400PHU2-2GBNR (1GB x 2) Dual Channel, PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) 5-5-5-15 at $330 New Zealand Dollars.

G.Skill F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK (1GB x 2) Dual Channel, PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) 4-4-4-12 at ~$390 NZD.

2048Mb Corsair XMS TWIN2X2048-6400 DDR2-800 Memory Kit
(2x 1024Mb Dual Channel Memory Kit), 5-5-5-12 at $355 NZD.

I am considering some mild OC'ing, and will be mostly gaming. Which set is the better deal?
 

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G.Skill F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK (1GB x 2) Dual Channel, PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) 4-4-4-12 at ~$390 NZD.

This is the better of the three. Definately has OCing potential and good timings.
 

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The g.skill cas5 gets my vote, the cas4 is not guaranteed to go any higher in clock speed than the cas5, and at the same speed going from cas5 -> 4, is worth 1% (on a good day).

Take the extra $60 spend it at the pub, waste the rest on computer stuff :)


Just my $.02
 

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Proof:
G.Skill F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK (1GB x 2) Dual Channel, PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) 4-4-4-12 at ~$390 NZD.

This is the better of the three. Definately has OCing potential and good timings.
You reckon?

Ycon:
Which one and why?

wimcle:
The g.skill cas5 gets my vote, the cas4 is not guaranteed to go any higher in clock speed than the cas5, and at the same speed going from cas5 -> 4, is worth 1% (on a good day).

Take the extra $60 spend it at the pub, waste the rest on computer stuff
That's what I originally thought. Lol.

joex444:
As far as I'm concerned, G.Skill shouldn't be used with a 965 chip. If this is what you're planning, CORSAIR.
VERY interested to know why. Please explain. I really do want to know why.

MEGAWATTZ2000
Corsair XMS TWIN2X2048
Any particular reasoning?

Thanks for that so far guys.
 

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I own both brands.
If the times and prices are the same I would really go with which ever would OC better @ stock times and volts vs Mhz gain.....but if one OC'd better by 1-2 Mhz and cost as little as $10 more it would lose out.

Call me cheap but I want "bang" for my buck.
 

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If you read my original post, you wll see that the Corsair is $25 NZD more expensive for essentially the same product as the GSKill. Clearly, according to what you just told me, the Gskill is a better buy. I too like bang for my buck. The CL4 GSkill stuff is way more expensive, for a tighter clock setting, and as some one else pointed out, the performance increase isn't much. So yeah, I think the GSkill CL5 for $330 NZD is better bang for the buck. Thanks for your advice, ZOldDude, and everyone else.